Sound for cd but no sound for video and media

Lexicom / Lex964341
August 20, 2009 at 13:03:23
Specs: Windows 2000

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August 20, 2009 at 22:38:19
The cdrom probably has the 4-wire cable connecting it to the sound card or, if on-board sound, to the motherboard. In affect, that bypasses the sound card and feeds the audio signal directly to the speakers when using the default windows cd player. In that case the sound card doesn't need to be set up. (That's only true with the default player. Using WMP or most other player software requires the sound card be set up.)

However all the other sounds require the sound card to be properly set up. So I suspect the drivers need to be installed for your sound card. Check in device manager and see if that's the case. It's also possible something is muted or the card is not set as the playback device in 'multimedia'.

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August 20, 2009 at 22:56:16
Your description is poor.

For most systems, a single pair of speakers must be amplified , switched on, not on minimum volume, and plugged into the green 1/8" jack.

CD and DVD drives have the built in ability to play regular audio CDs through the headphone jack on them if they have one - they don't need any software for that.
If you're getting no sound in Windows, you need to install the drivers for your sound chipset for the fancier audio stuff.
The video of video CDs should work.

Apparently your system was built by some relatively small company. I get no "hits" for Lex964341 and only a few for Lexicom. Did you type all of that correctly?

Where are you in the world??

No model specific info at any of these:

Lexicom Australia

Lexicom USA

I'm assuming you have a desktop computer

Unplug the case/power supply.
Power off your monitor.
Open up the case by removing the left panel as seen when you're looking at the front of the case.

Find the model of your mboard and it's Version (e.g. V or Ver 1.x) or Revision (e.g. Rev or R 1.x) - sometimes the brand is there too - it's usually printed in obvious larger characters, often between the slots oir in the middle of the mboard

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